Update or Install iOS 8 in iPhone 5/5S/5C, iPhone 4S, iPad

Get here how to Download iOS 8, 8.1, 8.1.1 And Install On iPhone 6, 5s, 5c, 5, 4S, iPad. Now you can install iOS 8 on your iPhone and iPad that’s run iOS 7 until this day. From here you will have to download iOS 8. iPSW file on your desktop. Take a backup of whole iPhone or iPad using iTunes or iCloud. Then start the installation of iOS 8 on your iPhone.

After the complete installation process, restore an old backup of your iPhone now. Now you have new recent updated iOS 8 on your iPhone and iPad with all data. So let’s start to install iOS 8 on your old version of iPhone and iPad, that’s compatible with the list of Apple device declared by Apple officially.

Useful: install iOS 11 on iPhone 5/ 5S/ 6/ 6 Plus.

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Must do instruction and Requirements for iOS upgrade with iOS 8

Recently iOS 8 available in GM mode, that only for iOS registered developers until 17 September. But it will be available for public users after 17 September.

Important Update: Unfortunately iPhone 4 out of the list in supported/ Compatible iOS 8 Devices. So iOS 8 .ipsw files not available on Apple server.

Don’t miss to see you iPhone model included the compatible iDevice list with iOS 8 or note. Otherwise, your phone will arise many problems like hanging, Auto sleep and Battery problem and more.

Take whole iPhone and iPad backup on iCloud via iTunes

Update your iTunes to the latest version. In the recent update on iTunes version is 11.4. Ongoing iTunes 12 beta version available but don’t need to update for iTunes 12.


Get More: iOS 11 Supported Devices list


Download iOS 8 .ipsw file on your iPhone and iPad

Direct download link for iOS 8 .ipsw file for Install iOS 8 in iPhone 5/5S/5C, iPhone 4/4S and iPad.

Steps to install iOS 8 on iPhone 5/5S/5C, iPhone 4/4S, and iPad

From the above download link, you will have to .dmg (disk image) file. After extracting this file you will get a .ipsw file that can be installed on your iPhone or iPad via iTunes.

Step 1

But here .dmg file extracting process should be different for the Different platform like Windows and Mac system.

  • For Mac: Tap the double click, you will get a .ipsw file in finder app. Just copy it (.ipsw file) and paste it into your desktop.
  • For window: By using 7 – Zip setup, you can extract .hfs inside, .ipsw file. Copy .ipsw file to your desktop.

Step 2

Now you have .ipsw file for iOS 8. Then open iTunes and connect your iDevice (iPhone 5/5S/5C and iPhone 4/4S) with lighting cable.

Step 3

Tap and Hold on option key (For Mac) and Shift key (For Window). Choose Check for update button from top iTunes tab.

Step 4

Browse .ipsw file from your desktop (For Windows and Mac). Wait for Auto Update process. After completing update you will get the message, your device updated successfully.

Step 5

You want all data in your new updated iOS 8, and then restore all data from the previous backup taken in your iTunes. Any help to restore iCloud backup then see Apple help desk here

Note: According to the Apple dropped iPhone 4 for iOS 8, your iPhone 4 can’t update iOS 8 so you’re unable to download it. you should buy a supported device. the latest trend is an iPhone SE (supported with iOS 11 and later) so I recommend you buy iPhone SE unlocked.

Useful: How to unlock Apple iPhone 5c, iPhone 5S/5 iPhone 4/4S.

Now you’re done, successfully install iOS 8 on iPhone 5/5S/5C, iPhone 4/4S, and iPad. Comment on below how this post helps deliver to you from us, any problem on upgrade old iOS and install iOS 8 in iPhone 5/5S/5C, iPhone 4/4S and iPad so comment in below.